Leaks can happen anywhere, even in the walls, or underneath the slab. It is incredibly important to be able to detect leaks any place they might occur. Making a mistake could be very expensive because you would not want to break out portions of a wall or slab that did not need to be removed. Hiring the right slab leak repair company the first time may save a lot of hassle in the long run.
Slab Leaks take place when water lines underneath a concrete slab foundation burst from too much pressure, shifting, or aging. These sort of leaks could happen in both hot and cold water pipes. They might be small holes or large blow out leaks.
Water pressure is the main cause of slab leaks. Expansion and contraction from changing temperatures can cause water lines to rub against the slab and over time cause the development of leaks. Changes in water pressure due to absence of a pressure regulator in a home or business property could also cause leaks.
There are some different clues that will alert you that there might be a slab leak. Familiar signs can vary based on how extensive the leak is. Warm areas on floors in any area could indicate a hot water leak. An unusual rise in your water bill could be another indication. You may also spot the formation of mold or mildew, especially in areas that have carpeting. Mold might develop prior to other signs of a leak. One more indication is running water sounds.
Leak detecting needs to be done very carefully. Our expert plumbers use electronic detection and other methods to pinpoint the exact area of the leak.
When a leak in the slab has been detected, the service technician will determine the preferred method for repair. They might suggest cutting a section of the slab to perform the repair, re-routing the leaking pipe, or repiping. In some circumstances making a direct repair through the slab is not possible.
In quite a few situations a slab repair is covered by the homeowners insurance policy. Your plumber can provide an estimate to help you with submitting an insurance claim.